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Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC)

As part of the Government of Abu Dhabi’s Vision 2030 for the Emirate to become a dynamic economy, ADAC have established Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone to own, operate, develop and manage business/logistics parks and business centers – known as Free Zones – around their airports. These Free Zones provide comprehensive warehousing and fully serviced office solutions to a broad spectrum of business sectors, along with several other significant and very unique advantages.

 

Benefits

Companies opting to set up at any of Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone’s precincts enjoy Free Zone benefits such as:

  • 100% corporate and income tax exemptions
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • No custom duties
  • Proximity to the airport to facilitate imports and exports
  • Quick, simple registration and licensing within our “One-Stop-Shop”
  • 24/7 security and access to facilities
  • In-house IT and telecommunications services
  • Independent regulations
  • Easy access to regional markets.

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone provides a wide range of facilities and infrastructure such as:

  • Warehousing units
  • Commercial offices
  • Furnished offices (Flexi-Desk and Executive options)
  • Partially fitted-out offices
  • Plots of land for development
  • A full range of essential amenities to serve everyday business needs
  • Retail licenses.
Target Sector

The purpose of Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone is to establish a unique and preferred business destination for international and local organizations in the following sectors:

  • Aviation
  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Airport services
  • Logistics
  • Cargo
  • Freight
  • IT & Telecommunication
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Consultancy management
  • Trading
  • Light industries
  • Marketing & events
  • Other service providers engaged in aviation-friendly and light industrial activities seeking to gain advantage from proximity to the airport for import and export purposes.

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC)

Essentially linked to the region’s first semi-automated and advanced deep-water port, ADPC’s joint industrial and free zone value proposition proudly boasts the lowest utility costs to investors setting up business in the UAE.

Whether you lease land, move into their warehouse or office solutions, they provide attractive offerings to help investors reduce initial operating costs and get better returns on investments in the long run.

Their free zone office solutions comprise of state-of-the-art, ready-to-move-in executive offices, dedicated desks and flexible workstations. They provide a one-stop-shop approach through their dedicated team of experts who will streamline your registration and licensing processes and fast-track your UAE visa issuance.

They also offer direct access to different government entities based within their premises such as Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, Abu Dhabi Municipality, and Khalifa Port Customs.

Benefits

The Khalifa Port FTZ is changing the face of doing business in the region by offering:

  • A designated zone that combines the legacy of our onshore structure with the traditional benefits of an offshore free zone.
  • Exemption from paying VAT
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • Competitively priced shipments
  • Efficient customs procedures

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad)

The Khalifa Industrial Zone or also called as KIZAD is a visionary project by the Abu Dhabi government to revolutionize the Industrial sector of the emirate. KIZAD project was revealed in November 2010 by Abu Dhabi Ports and officially began its operations in September 2012. On a greenfield site in Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, the government set up this multi-billion-dollar industrial park with an aim to achieve economic diversification by 2030. This industrial park has 2 vital elements which attract foreign investors: one is its geographical location and the other its low operating cost.

KIZAD provides your business with outstanding access to markets, world-class infrastructure, free zone, and non-free zone solutions as well as dedicated investor support in a tax free and competitive operating environment. Catering to trade, logistics and manufacturing businesses we endeavor to create value through our integrated service offerings. The industries of KIZAD’s focus include aluminum, engineered metal products, food processing and packaging, and general industries including pharmaceutical, polymer converting and automotive spare parts.

Benefits
  • Speedy procedures of document screening and provision of license and certificates
  • Zero personal and corporate tax
  • 100% repatriation of business profits and capital
  • Provision of 100% foreign ownership
  • Efficiency in business operations
  • A strategic location advantages
  • Low cost of utilities and leases
  • Complete exemption from customs duty on goods and services
  • Pre-built office and warehouse facility
  • Industrial synergy
  • Hassle-free banking facility
  • Great transport connectivity by air, sea, and land
  • Availability of business parks
Types of Licenses
  • Industrial License
  • Trading License/General Trading License
  • Service License

Frequently Asked Questions

Free Zone Companies are registered and listed with a Free Zone Authority (e.g DMCC). A DMCC Free Zone Company does not require you to have any Local UAE Citizen Partner and can be 100% owned by any foreign citizen and/or company.

 

DMCC Free Zone companies can be registered as an Individual, Branch, and/or Subsidiaries of Local UAE or Foreign Companies.

Yes, you can choose any name yourself. However, the registration will go through the DMCC Authority and Dubai Economic Department approvals.

The number of employees you can hire depends on the Office Space you lease. If you require more visas than the allocated number, additional fees are applicable. At Mayfair Executive Office, you get 3 Visas and 1 PIC per office, regardless of the size.

It is mandatory to acquire a facility upon issuance of the License. You can either rent or buy a Flexi Desk, Serviced Office, Physical Office, Retail Space and Warehouses or Open Land for Industrial Units.

Having an office facility is a mandatory. DMCC Free Zone companies are only allowed to have an Office Facility inside DMCC Free Zone in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT).

DMCC provides three types of visas: employment visa, dependents residence visa, and business visit visa.

The amount of the Share Capital varies depending on the chosen activity. A minimum required Share Capital for a Service/Commercial Trading License is AED 50,000; and AED 1 Million for General Trading. This amount must be deposited in the company’s bank account and once Share Certificate is issued by the bank, money can be withdrawn thereafter.

Yes, you can and there is a wide variety of good banks to choose from.

Yes, you are allowed to trade locally and internationally but subject to the Rules and Regulations of DMCC Free Zone.

The documents and the company setup costs will depend on the activity chosen. To get a better idea about the costs involved, click here.

Company formation in DMCC has a minimum processing of 3-6 weeks. However, the speed of approvals will depend on the chosen activity, certification and attestation requirements.

Yes, Park Avenue Offices has a team of professionals well versed with the DMCC rules and regulations and will help you with all documentations and procedures.

 

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